By Andrew Heffernan
There's a lot of emphasis on post-workout nutrition that helps your body build and repair after exercise. However, supplements that you take before training, like LADDER Pre-Workout, and during your workout, such as LADDER Hydration, can lead to more productive sweat sessions that may help improve your results.*
What do these supplements do? And how should you take them together? Here's how to use LADDER Pre-Workout with LADDER Hydration to get the most from your workouts.
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LADDER Pre-Workout contains ingredients that help provide short-, medium-, and long-term support for strength, muscle gains, and athletic performance.*
For best results, you should take LADDER Pre-Workout 30 to 60 minutes before your workout to maximize the benefit from caffeine. The other active ingredients are less time-sensitive — just keep taking the supplement, so your creatine stores and beta-alanine stay topped off.
“Electrolyte" is a fitness buzzword everyone has heard but few fully understand. In brief, they are minerals that carry an electric charge, ensuring the smooth flow of electric signaling through the brain and body. Among the key players are sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, and chloride.
From fluid and hydration support, to dental and bone health, to the basic functioning of muscles and nerves, electrolytes are vital in nearly every major process in the body. Trying to function without them is like running an electrical board riddled with short circuits.*
If you push your limits regularly — especially in the heat — chances are you're losing many electrolytes with each workout.
“While sodium is the main electrolyte in sweat, other electrolytes essential to basic functions, such as muscular contraction, are lost, too," says Paul Falcone, senior scientist for LADDER. “These need to be provided in the right amounts," he adds. That's what LADDER Hydration's formula does.
For best results:
If you can't carry a bottle during your workout (you're on a trail run, for example, and don't want to weigh yourself down), take a big gulp of LADDER Hydration before your session, and the rest after — just don't wait long, especially if you've got a tough session on the docket.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.